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Buying and Selling on eBay: Tips, Tricks, Problems & Questions

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by HansderHund, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. capnwes

    capnwes Well-Known Member

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    Me too, but I marked my outlook calendar last year for this year. [​IMG]
     
  2. taxgenius

    taxgenius Well-Known Member

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    Had stuff at a very low starting bid to generate activity, but still closed at a loss.
     
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    My faith in humanity has been restored! Congratulations. I'll miss the douchebag's email attempts at getting his $50 back.
     
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    Ok, so tell me another power seller in here besides me has developed Tennis Elbow from a packing tape dispenser. Had to start cutting the tape with scissors to avoid the discomfort.
     
  7. HansderHund

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    Thanks for the help, Brian!

    I'm giving it a couple of days before I respond to it in the case that they retract it. As soon as it was posted though, I started getting messages from buyers who had just paid asking whether their item was shipped, where it was, etc. Even though their claim was completely untrue, it really messed things up for me. I had one message today requesting that I follow-up on her package with a form that the Post has in order to specifically locate it. The Post wasn't happy about it because it's still within their (reasonable) timeframe to arrive in Germany.

    Oh, did I mention that I HATE THE EBAY FEEDBACK SYSTEM?
     
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    I cant say Im with you. Though my fingers have bled from typing!
     
  9. Brianpore

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    What would you guys call this fabric pattern [​IMG]

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    90s? :lol: Micro tread?
     
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  12. capnwes

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    I would call it diamond plate
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    And this one is going to be 90's pincushion [​IMG]

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    i effing loved those things
     
  16. VLSI

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    One last update in the saga...

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    My first :eek:
     
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    Got my first negative in eight years of selling this month. As I posted previously, the asshole tried to return the coat I sold him (for $60 measly dollars) FIFTY (50) DAYS AFTER HE RECEIVED IT, citing "closet fragrances" on it, which were evidently my fault since I stored in a space bag in a dresser drawer for a year before I sold it. Naturally, I refused the refund in an apparently misguided attempt to take a stand. Days later, he posted negative feedback. I reported the buyer, and spoke to some guy in eBay customer service (no small feat getting someone on the phone) and he refused to remove the feedback. I must have paid close to $1K in seller fees last year and this is how eBay protects their income sources? Total bullshit.

    I finally relented, offered the guy a refund in exchange for removing the feedback, and he refused to alter it, letting the official request lapse. A week later, he decides he does want the refund but can no longer remove it, as there is only one opportunity per transaction to remove negative feedback, which is via a 3-day seller request. What an absolute douche.

    Meanwhile, I can't post negative feedback for him, though he's clearly the worst type of buyer, and sellers should be warned.

    The feedback model/mechanism is beyond flawed; rather it is seriously broken. I can't see myself selling much if at all on eBay in the future, and from what I've read here in this thread, I am not the only seller taken behind the woodshed and summarily fucked by eBay. How long until a boycott?
     
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    :plain:

    I have a killer Paul Stuart suit, dual vent and ticket pocket, flat front, in this weave.

    I'd call it basketweave, but that's just descriptive, not based on any true nomenclature.
     
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    Ok, one more :embar:

    I don't know why I bothered.

    And he did in fact resell it... using my pictures. Copyright infringement. His sense of entitlement will never wane.

    Maybe I went too far :(


    And from his listing:

    Sorry HansderHund, I went back on my word to move on :(
     
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